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    Gastric Sleeve Member Truss's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
    Name
    Russ
    Surgery date
    03/28/2019
    Surgeon
    Dr. M. Cox
    Join Date
    Dec 2018
    Location
    Western NC
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    Default Awaiting Insurance Approval

    I met with the Surgeon this week. I have went through the process to the end, now awaiting insurance approval.

    I've been told I will know by Tuesday, and if I'm approved my pre-op day will be next Thursday 03-14.

    I'll have surgery on 03-28-19 if everything stays on schedule.

    Its been a long process, (at least for me) but I'm trying to stay positive and focused.

    I never dreamed so many people would try to talk me out of surgery, mainly friends and co-workers.

    I have been completely open and honest about my intentions and plans to be sleeved.

    I think folks are just concerned.


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    Gastric Sleeve Member Laurallynn's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
    Name
    Laural
    Surgery date
    09/28/2012
    Surgeon
    Cuneen
    Join Date
    Mar 2019
    Last Activity
    05-16-2019 03:20 PM
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    West Los Angeles, CA
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    Default Re: Awaiting Insurance Approval

    I found when people didn't understand the procedure and are worried for you, they tend to be negative. Push through all of it and listen to this forum. We are all testaments that this works it you use the skills that you were taught. This surgery is a tool to weight loss. Keep us posted!



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    Gastric Sleeve Member hope4me's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
    Surgery date
    12/10/2012
    Surgeon
    Dr. Almanza
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Last Activity
    03-12-2019 04:32 PM
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    570
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    Default Re: Awaiting Insurance Approval

    I agree with Laurallynn in what she has said. You have to keep that focus on you and do what feel right for you. I still have no regrets about it. Here's to the insurance approval and everything falling in line for you.

    MARCHING ON TOWARD THE PRIZE.

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    Gastric Sleeve Member Truss's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
    Name
    Russ
    Surgery date
    03/28/2019
    Surgeon
    Dr. M. Cox
    Join Date
    Dec 2018
    Location
    Western NC
    Posts
    57
    Said "Thanks" 0 Times
    Was Thanked 70 Times in 36 Posts
    Said "Welcome to Gastric Sleeve" 10 Times

    Default Re: Awaiting Insurance Approval

    Just got the call !!!...: I'm to go to pre-op on the 21st and my surgery will be on 03-28-19.

    Insurance approved everything, and I was told I'd be hearing from a nutritionist to start my diet before Monday 03-18-19.

    I'm anxious, excited, and I'd be lying if I didn't include nervous. But reading these forum are a daily inspiration !!


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    Gastric Sleeve Member KiwiGal's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
    Name
    Lisa
    Surgery date
    09/04/2017
    Surgeon
    Stephanie Ulmer
    Join Date
    Feb 2018
    Last Activity
    Yesterday 06:10 PM
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    Auckland New Zealand
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    Default Re: Awaiting Insurance Approval

    This is a very exciting time for you. :-)
    People who have no idea about the surgery or who have never struggled with weight in their lives don't understand how important this is to us and will perhaps naturally worry and be negative. That is why I only told a couple of very close friends that I knew would be supportive. I didn't need any negativity while I was still trying to get my head around it all. Thankfully my partner was/is my best ally and was with me 100%.
    I'm not so worried about who knows now (18 months out), however I am the one who chooses who to tell and there are some people that I will never ever tell.

    All the best for your surgery day. Keep active on here, it's a great place to be.



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    Gastric Sleeve Member hope4me's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
    Surgery date
    12/10/2012
    Surgeon
    Dr. Almanza
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Last Activity
    03-12-2019 04:32 PM
    Posts
    570
    Said "Thanks" 15 Times
    Was Thanked 145 Times in 143 Posts
    Said "Welcome to Gastric Sleeve" 450 Times
    Blog Entries
    2

    Default Re: Awaiting Insurance Approval

    Great everything has been approved for you. Here's to the upcoming surgery being a total success.

    MARCHING ON TOWARD THE PRIZE.

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